THE TABLET

u4 Weekly Newspaper and Review DUM VOBIS GRATULAMUR ANIMOS ETIAM ADDIMUS UT IN INCCEPTIS VESTRIS CONSTANTER MANEATIS

From the Brief o f His Holiness Pius IX to The Tablet, June 4,1X70.

V o l 159. No. 4,805.

L o n d o n , J u n e i i , 1932.

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News and No t e s .....................7 49 Peace in Malta ................. 753 On the Eve of Revolution 754 Catholic Figures in English

Fiction ............................ 755 Presentation to the Bishop of Brentwood ................. 757 R e v ie w s :

Contemporary Theism ... 758 Jesuit Schools in U.S.A. 758 A Novelist in the Making 758 The Welsh Wizard . . . 759 A Jamaican Colour Prob­

lem ....................................... 760 Books Received .................760 New Books and Music ... 760

CONTENTS

The Fourth Centenary of

Cardinal Allen ................. 761 From The Tablet of Ninety

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Years A g o ............................ 761 The Bishop of Nottingham 761 “ The Cenacle ” 761 Catholic Education Notes ... 762 Correspondence:

Rome (Our Own Corre­

spondent’s Weekly Letter from) ............................ 765 Ordination at Edgbaston ... 766 Letters to the E d itor :

The Catholic Evidence

Guild ............................ 766

Letters (Gontd.): Page

Catholic Figures in Fic­

tion ............................ 766 The Salvation Army . . . 766 Et CiETERA........................ 767 SS. Mary and Joseph,

Poplar ............................ 768 Catenians in Conference . . . 768 W i l l s ............................................7 68 Catholics in the Honours

List

The C.W.L. Silver Jubilee 770 Obituary ..................................7 70 The League of National

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L i f e ............................... 771 Com ing E vents .................... 771 • School Sports .................771

Orbis Terrarum :

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England, Scotland and Wales 772 Ireland 773 Australia 773 Belgian Congo 773 Belgium 773 China 773 Ecuador 773 France ... 774 Germany 774 Malta 774 Poland 774 Spain 774 Switzerland 776 Social and P ersonal 776 Chess ................. 776

NOTANDA

The Sixth Bishop o f Nottingham. The Tablet respectfully greets the Bishop-elect (pp. 749, 761).

Malta. The Italian text o f Lord Strickland’s laudable apology. The bias o f The Times in the Maltese dispute (p. 753).

A revolution in Chile. Its econom ic antecedents and provocations explained in a letter from a Tablet correspondent on the spot (p. 754).

Some Catholics in the list o f the K in g ’ s Birthday Honours (p. 769).

The piquant dilemma o f Protestantism in Spain. The readiness o f native Spaniards to be immediately bereaved o f their “ dear brethren ” from England. Meanwhile Mr. Kensit exhibits the bones o f long-dead Protestants “ walled up by the old Inquisition ” (p. 752).

Persecutors Wanted. The English Churchman’s broad hint to laggard zealots in England (p. 751).

Jesuits as seen by Bulwer Lytton and some others. M r. Edward Hutton continues his entertaining survey o f Catholic figures in English fiction (p. 755).

NEWS AND NOTES

r I 'H A T the Catholic Church shall be fully manned

-*■ fo r her normal work o f teaching and feeding Christ’s flock is o f prime importance to the State— although statesmen may not know it— as well as to the Church Herself. Therefore, we place foremost in this week’s “ News and Notes ” a few lines o f thanksgiving because the See o f Nottingham once more has a Chief Pastor. To-day, Saturday, is the Feast o f St. Barnabas, the Apostle to whom Nottingham Cathedral is dedicated : and it is also to be the consecration-day o f the R ight Reverend John F. McNulty, M.A., elect as the sixth Bishop o f Nottingham. Apart from the high promise o f

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this episcopal appointment, The Tablet has a special title fo r rejoicing in the choice which has been made, inasmuch as the new Bishop is one o f our old contributors to whose pen we have been many times indebted. The Diocese o f Nottingham is a vast field o f opportunity and responsibility in which many patches have had to be left untilled ; and its new Ordinary sorely needs supernatural assistance above his many natural gifts. His lordship knows this better than anybody else and he begs fo r the prayers o f the faithful. W e trust that he will be spared to celebrate the hundredth anniversary o f the See o f Nottingham, nineteen years hence, and to pursue his apostolic labours fo r many a fruitful year when that resounding event is over.

N ot even the most bitterly anti-English member o f Fianna Fail can justly complain o f His Majesty’s Ministers in London. Although London might fairly have expected Dublin to send spokesmen to the capital o f the Empire fo r a talk on the Treaty Oath controversy, two o f the London Ministers (Lord Hailsham and Mr. J. H . Thomas) have been to Dublin, making no secret o f their errand. A return visit is being paid this week-end b y Mr. de Valera and some o f his colleagues. In a few days we ought to know whether there is a deadlock or n o t . Meanwhil e the Free State’s Upper House, or Senate, has eased the urgency o f the dispute b y amending the Oath Bill so drastically that Mr. de Valera cannot accept the alteration. He must now either force a General Election, expressly on the Oath issue, or wait until the end o f 1933 before using the constitutional powers o f the Dail to flout the Senate’s amendments. A t present, hardly anybody wants another General E lection in Southern Ireland, where the paramount need o f the hour is hard work, undistracted b y sentimental or doctrinaire politics. Therefore it looks as if the Government must postpone its conflict with the Senate ; and, before the winter o f next year, many things besides the Oath will have demanded the Free State’s concentrated attention.